Happy Hump Day! I am finally back into my somewhat normal routine, before all the holiday hustle! I am sure I’m not the only one who get (pushed) off their normal routine during this time. But we are now four weeks into the new year and I am almost back on track! Sooo can you believe ya girl hasn’t picked up a book up in almost a month sad I know! Lately in Alabama is has been super cold and I have been confined to my home, by threat of snow and freezing temperatures. So what better way to pass the time, then cuddling up and reading a book, in my comfy papasan chair! So lets see what books should be on your 2018 Winter Reading List!
If your new here, then I must warn you I am an avid reader and usually get grumpy if I go to long without reading a book! Check out my past reading list here, here and here! Because I love to read so much it can become a little expensive to keep buying books! If you have this problem then don’t worry I will be sharing in a future post on how I get books for free or at a discounted price! Cuz you know your girl is on a tight budget! Last year I didn’t meet my goal of reading 25 books for the year, but I was so close, like two books off! I still want to read 25 books, so hopefully I can make it to my goal this year!! So let see what book I’m reading this winter.
2018 Winter Reading List
In 1977, blood-brothers Frankie Cartwright and Kurt Jamison were inseparable. But when a shocking event touched someone they both loved, the boys handled the trauma differently… Kurt became a cop. Frankie grew up to be a notorious crime lord. Forty years later, when Frankie’s teenage granddaughter Mollie is kidnapped and Kurt is assigned to her case, the former best friends are forced to work together. However, Kurt wants to conduct the investigation within the confines of the legal system, while Frankie would rather use his less-than-legal resources to find her—and punish her abductor. With the cloud of a dark secret casting a shadow over each man’s endeavor to find Mollie, Kurt and Frankie exhaust every resource at their disposal in an effort to save her and serve up their own individual brand of justice.
I am marked by the Black Rose, the symbol of my father’s cruelty and arrogance. It’s a stain that will never wash out, the same mark all those girls carry—the ones who keep turning up dead. My father, underboss for a powerful crime family, killed my fiancé, then told me he’d see me dead too. The only reason he didn’t kill me right then and there was because he wanted me to suffer first. But he will never break me. I ran away. I survived. Those other girls…they weren’t so lucky. To stop the murders, I’ll have to go back and give my father what he wants. Me. My blood. And then there’s Hunter…the only man I want, and the only one I can never have. If he finds out who I am, everything I’ve fought for will fall apart. There will never be a knight in shining armor to rescue the girls of the Black Rose. I’ll have to do that myself. The blood of the Family runs in my veins, and I will not go down without a fight.
Happily married Lexi Woods thought losing a child would be the worst thing that could ever happen to her. She was wrong. It turns out that life has more ugly surprises for her. When she is finally through the heavy depression of losing her newborn, she finds her husband’s diary. As she reads it, she learns that he’s been unfaithful to her. He’s not at all the man she thought he was. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst part. Not only has the love of her life gone behind her back—but it also looks like he killed his mistress. What else could he be hiding?
4. Loose Ends
When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged San Francisco ex-cop California “Cal” Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. With a shadowy crime lord lurking behind every unexpected clue, Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.
Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind.
As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing. Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.